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A. Background

Faculty of Social and Political Science, State Islamic University Walisongo Semarang, has been playing significant roles in building global peace and justice by conducting scientific research and creating a space for academic dialogue and discussion. This goal is in line with our vision to be a Research Faculty based on the unity of sciences for humanity and civilization. As part of the efforts to create a space for academic dialogue at a global level, we organize an international conference which aims to develop scientific knowledge, build institutional capacity, and strengthen international networking. The conference is also held to support State Islamic University Walisongo Semarang in achieving its vision to be an Islamic world-class university. 

The conference raises the issue of democracy and social transformation to capture the social and political dynamics. The selection of this topic is based on the idea that technological development is becoming a crucial issue within modern society in which people tend to experience alienation within the rapid social and political transformation. Democracy as a political system that ensures transparency, citizen participation, and human rights protection is now under threat. Having the fact that there is a growing tendency of using transactional politics to win political interests such as the use of money and identity in political processes, therefore, political analysts consider this situation as the regression of democracy. 

Rapid social and cultural transformation as a consequence of advanced technology creates problems in modern society. On one hand, technology has made the life of people easier. However, on the other hand, the sense of humanity’s values and principles is declining. This situation can be observed in the decrease in social solidarity and the rise of individualism. Modernity that values productivity and economic growth has brought a negative impact on the life of human being and nature. The exploitative character of industrialization has created an ecological crisis. Advanced information technology has loosened social cohesivity and the rise of instrumental rationality has removed local genius or local wisdom from the life of society.  Since the ultimate goal of humanity is respecting the dignity of human beings, hence, bringing back humanity to the center of the development program is crucial, especially in the current social and political dynamics. 

In the political context, humanity means respecting the basic rights of the citizen and putting them as a subject of political development and not perceiving citizens as only an instrument to win political power. Based on the above background, this conference is organized. The overall goal of the conference is to mainstream humanity in the current social and political change. The conference is also expected to be an arena for scholars and experts in social and political science as well as practitioners and policymakers to meet and exchange ideas and perspectives for a better future of our society.

B. Objectives 

1. To conduct a scientific assessment of humanity issues within democracy and social transformation.

2. To facilitate dialogue and discussion on the future of social and political science. 

3. To revitalize and mainstream humanity’s values and principles within social and political processes. 

4. To produce a scientific publication on contemporary democracy and social transformation. 

C. Venue

The International Conference will be held on June 7-8, 2023 in Pandanaran Hotel Semarang, Indonesia. 

D. Committee

General Chair

Naili Ni’matul Illiyyun, M.A. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Steering Committee

Dr. Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth, M.Hum. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Dr. Ahwan Fanani, M.Ag (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Dr. Tolkhatul Khoir, M.Ag (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Dr. Moh. Khasan, M.Ag (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Prof. Peter Suwarno (Arizona State University, USA) 

Prof. Jude W.R. Genilo, PhD (University of Liberal Art Bangladesh)

Chusnul Mariyah, Ph.D. (CEPP, Universitas Indonesia)

General Co-Chairs

Ririh Megah Safitri, M.A. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

TPC Chair and Co-Chair

Muhammad Mahsun, M.A. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

M. Nuqlir Bariklana, M.Si. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Workshop Chair

Siti Azizah, M.Si. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Publication Chair
Dr. Cahyo Seftyono (Semarang State University)

Wiwit Rahmawati, M.Pd. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Panels Chair

Tika Ifrida Takayasa, M.A. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Technical Program Committee

Ahmad Gunawan, M.H (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Kudrat, S.E (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Muh. Ahsin, S.Pd. (FISIP UIN Walisongo)


Naili Ni'matul Illiyyun (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Ririh Megah Safitri (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Masrohatun (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

Endang Supriadi (FISIP UIN Walisongo)

E. Speakers and Participants

The conference invites scholars and experts to submit their abstracts. Selected abstracts will be presented in a parallel session of the conference. The conference also invites national and international experts. Among those experts are :

1. Prof. August Pradetto (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany)

2. Prof. Peter Suwarno (Arizona State University, USA) 

3. Prof. Souad T. Ali (Arizona State University, USA)

4. Prof. Jude W.R. Genilo, PhD (University of Liberal Art Bangladesh)

5. Chusnul Mariyah, Ph.D. (CEPP, Universitas Indonesia)

6. Prof. Abdul Jamil (UIN Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia)

7. Dr. Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth, M.Hum  (UIN Walisongo Semarang, Indonesia)

F. Conference Fee

Presenter Category : 3,000,000 IDR (Web of Science indexed proceeding)

Facilities                  : Accommodation, Certificate, Meals, and Coaching*

Presenter Category II     : 2,500,000 IDR (Web of Science indexed proceeding)

Facilities                  : Certificate, Meals, and Coaching*

Student Category         : Free (student card should be uploaded)

Facilities                  : Certificate, Meals

*coaching will be provided by Gerbatama for those who submit article for proceeding

Here is link of full paper template:

G. Review Process

Type of review: Blind Review

Submission and Review: We receive manuscripts from authors through email and the university system. The incoming manuscripts generally come through two mechanisms: a general call for papers and manuscript submissions through academic networks such as Apsipol (Association of Indonesian Political Science Study Programs) and individual faculty academic networks. The received manuscripts undergo an initial review regarding their thematic relevance, followed by further reviews for checking originality and substance. All submitted manuscripts must go through an originality revision process with a maximum similarity score of 20% and incorporate improvements based on reviewer feedback. After this revision process, the articles will undergo a final check before being submitted to the publisher.

Reviewer for each paper: 

Each article in this conference will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. The first review will be focused on the relevance to the theme, the second review will assess the substance of the article, and the final review will address the technical aspects of the writing. However, it is possible that one reviewer will assess multiple articles submitted.

H. Contact Person

Ririh Megah Safitri (+62 81350160569)



Conference Information

  • 2023-03-24 s/d 2023-05-26
  • 2023-03-24 s/d 2023-06-06
  • 2023-05-07 s/d 2023-06-07
  • 2023-05-08 s/d 2023-06-07
  • 2023-06-07 s/d 2023-06-08
  • 100
  • 200

  • 1. Category I - Web of Science indexed proceeding and accommodation : IDR 3.000.000,00
    2. Category II - Web of Science indexed proceeding : IDR 2.500.000,00
    3. Category III - Student Presenter (Student Card should be uploaded) : IDR 1,00

  • 1. Category IV - Participant (student card should be uploaded) : IDR 1,00

Participant List